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Welcome to W8DC.org
home of the
Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association.
We meet at the Red Cross Building at 1050 Fuller NE, and we maintain an active club station at that location. If you'd like to see our station, or attend a club meeting, please stop by and visit. All Visitors are welcome! Map to Red Cross HERE.
You can stop by the Red Cross the first Friday of every month for our club business and technical meeting. OR - Every Wednesday night is open radio room night.
If you want to see a REAL amateur radio station being operated, want to talk over a technical problem, or find out more about Amateur Radio testing and licensing stop by!
The June 2018 GRARA General Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, June 1 at the IRA Hamfest site.
Details of the swap in the New Events section below
April 21, 2018
The propagation gods were not kind to us, but we gave it a good go. We operated 12 out of the 12 hours allotted in the contest.
Primary operators were Greg KN4CK and Tom N8DGD. Thom KI8W was also there to offer techincal, training and encouragement support.
You should have been there. The last 2 hours were absolutely funny. Maybe we can get Greg KN4CK, to tell you all about it.
Here is the band breakdown.
80 meters -- 177 QSO's, 177 Points, 55 Multimpiers
40 meters -- 10 QSO's, 10 Points, 4 Multipliers
20 meters -- 77 QSO's, 77 Points, 21 Multipliers
Totals: 264 QSO's, 264 Points, 80 Multipliers, 21,120 Points claimed
Logs have been submited to the contest sponsors and the contest QSO's have been added to our Ham4OM logging software.
May 2018 Meeting video.
April 2018 Meeting Minutes
April 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
April 2018 Meeting Video
QRM Newsletter #4
WEST MICHIGAN HAM NETS
Lunch Bunch at Noble Restaurant in Wyoming. Website Here
Gather in the back room starting about 11:30. This gathering of hams is sponsored by NOBODY!
It's just hams that get together for lunch on Fridays, and there is always room for you.
Holland Amateur Radio Club (HARC)
Monthly meeting, second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM, at Plainfield Township Fire Department Training Center, SW corner of 5 Mile Rd and Plainfield Ave. Talk-in W8USA 145.23-(94.8Hz) Meetings
Monthly meeting, third Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM social, 7PM meeting. All are welcome. Pizza provided. Talk-in W8LRC 145.27-(94.8Hz) Website
Hudsonville, IRA Hamfest
The June 2018 GRARA General Membership Meeting will be held at the Hamfest Site on Friday, June 1, beginning at 7pm
following dinner at the Hamfest site. There will be no meeting at the Red Cross.
Home School Building
5625 Burlingame SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Doors open at 8am
The June 2018 General Membership Meeting will be held at the Hamfest Site on Friday
2018 Hamfest Flyer Here
Michigan State Convention (Great Lakes HamCon)
Location: Michigan International Speedway, 12626 US 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230
Sponsor: Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 145.12 (PL 123)
Public Contact: Larry Camp , WB8R, 71 Oakdale Lane Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone: 517-617-4883, Email: email@example.com
ARRL Hamfest and Convention Database HERE
Check-Out the GRARA Yahoo Group
What is the GRARA Yahoo Group, you ask?
It's a bulletin board specifically made to keep members and friends up to date on club activities, treasures for sale, questions and comments on a daily basis. You can keep track of "what's happening" in any of three ways.
The first way is to go to the Yahoo site by clicking the link below. If you join the free group, you will also be able to select getting an email every time someone posts a message, once a day in a digest or only if a moderator sends out a special message. (Most members get a single daily digest, some choose not get any email at all.) You can also return to the site and search for whatever "tickles your fancy."
Click here to visit the GRARA Yahoo Group.
You may have to login to Yahoo Groups to access our Club Group.
GRARA Club Mail List
It's a mail list specifically made to keep members up to date on club activities, items for sale, questions and comments on a frequent basis. You can keep track of "what's happening". This list is separate from the GRARA Yahoo Group in that this list is private in nature. Your name and callsign must appear on our current 2017 club roster to be eligible for membership to the list.
You can subscribe to this list by sending a email and please include your name and callsign in the body of the email. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you are verified to be a club member, in good standing, your application will be approved. Thanks.
147.260+ 94.8 -- 146.76- 94.8 A/D -- 444.400+ 94.8
A handy guide on how to use repeaters can be found here.
W8DC Club Nets
Tuesday -- 7pm 146.76- 94.8 Analog and possibly Digital (C4FM Fusion)
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